It is so exciting to see it sat on a shelf like a proper book! It makes me smile every time. I was always thrilled to see the books of writers I had met and especially friends but nothing beats seeing your own one.
I almost spontaneously combusted when I saw it on the shelf in WHSmith as I didn't know they had ordered any! I did wonder for a moment if it was my husband playing a practical joke and he'd brought one with him from home! Thankfully it wasn't!
It is amazing to think that the seed of an idea I had could actually get this far. I am a very logical person and the odds of getting published were very much stacked against me but being a stubborn sort I thought I'd carry on anyway.
It has now topped the KOBO Romance chart and featured in the Booksellers Heat seekers chart reaching No4. All quite amazing for something I made up! Of course it's not just me that made this happen and that's something you realise as you get pulled into the publishing world. The writer is just one part of a very long process, it takes a lot of time and effort from a wide group of professionals to ensure it makes it into the hands of readers so I am eternally grateful to everyone involved.
It just goes to show you that it can be done and if I can do it then you definitely can!